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What is the best way to ask for a divorce?

At the time of getting married, nobody thinks about the day when they may go through a divorce. However, if you find yourself in this position, you must know what you are doing. This means having a basic idea of the best way to ask for a divorce.

There is no easy way to tell your spouse that you want a divorce. This is a challenging process that is sure to change both of your lives forever. Furthermore, if you have children together, the situation is even more complicated.

Here are some tips to following when asking for a divorce:

-- Be upfront and honest. There is no reason to beat around the bush or dance around your words. You need to be upfront and honest with your spouse, telling him or her what is on your mind.

-- Think about what you will say. This is never an easy conversation, so you want to have a basic idea of what you will say as you communicate your feelings.

-- Be calm and kind. As angry as you may be with your spouse, don't get frustrated during this time. You need to be calm and kind when discussing divorce, as this is the best way to move through the conversation in an adult manner.

If you have no other choice and if you realize that now is the best time to ask for a divorce, don't put it off any longer. Knowing what to say and how to say it should improve your chance of putting this in the past in a timely manner.

Source: The Law Office of Zoe Meigs PC, "How To Tell Your Spouse That You Want A Divorce," accessed March 18, 2016

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